Because I Said So! {Chicago Family Photographer}

A few months ago I was reading one of my favorite blogs – Because I Said So – which is written by Dawn Meehan. She is the author of this hilarious book (among others) about pregnancy called “You’ll Lose the Baby Weight.” I’ve read it and it made me laugh out loud in my doctor’s office. <– sign of a good book! To make a long story short, amidst some pretty awful circumstances, which you can read about on her blog, her readers showered her with encouragement & gifts. I saw such a huge response to her hardship and I wanted to do something as well. I noticed that her family photos in the header of her blog were outdated. The wheels in my head started turning. I thought, “I wonder if she would think I was some weirdo if I offered a free session?” Luckily, she saw that I was indeed 80% normal and agreed. I was super excited to meet her. And yes, she is funny in person, too. Although…. Austin, her eldest, has a whole slew of corny jokes of his own.

The session was a blast – it was totally off the cuff. I had never been to her town before, let alone the forest preserve we went to. The kids had so much energy, which made it even more fun, and I tried to capture that energy. I think I smiled the whole time I was editing these. It was so fun to be around this family – and they have good things ahead of them, I’m sure (besides the Florida sun!)

Enjoy this preview! (Dawn, your photos will be in the mail soon!)

  • Donna - NE Indiana - What an awesome thing you did and look at the memories you will have from Dawn and her family.
    You did a great job…… I love them all. ReplyCancel

  • Michele A. - Wow this is awesome! What a wonderful, wonderful thing for you to do!!! The pictures are all so amazing! Thanks for being such a great person and doing this for Dawn and her family!! ReplyCancel

  • Mike Logan - Love the blog and photographs…you sure you are not part Shaman? ReplyCancel

  • holly c. - I love Dawn's blog-she cracks me up!

    These are beautiful photos that I'm sure she will treasure forever. ReplyCancel

  • Erica - these photos are absolutely AMAZING! I'm a huge fan of Dawn and the fact that these kids are still able to smile after everything thats happened…well thats worth more than 1 million words ReplyCancel

  • Annonymous - Absolutely brilliant! Great job capturing the moments. Dawn and her family ROCK! ReplyCancel

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